Common Myths and Facts About Senior Living

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If you or a loved one is preparing for retirement, look no further than Rolling Green Village, tried-and-true senior living in Greenville, SC. 

We understand that you may have predetermined notions about senior living – but we’re here to set the record straight. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common myths prospective residents and families come to us with and how our community debunks them all.

Myth #1: I’m too young and not ready for a move.

The truth is many retirement communities like Rolling Green Village are vibrant places. We actually recommend residents move in when they’re younger so they can experience everything our community has to offer with as much independence as possible. Check out our community activity and fitness calendar, and you’ll be surprised to see just how many opportunities there are to stay active and engaged.

Myth #2: I won’t have enough room for my things.

At Rolling Green Village, residents can choose from a variety of spacious floor plans with up to three bedrooms! Your new apartment home or patio home in our independent living community comes with modern finishes, charm, and accessibility so that you and your “things” will feel right at home. 

Plus, we guide all newcomers through the moving process before actually stepping foot in their new residence. We’ll help you downsize, rightsize, and point you toward the experts that will achieve the most valuable sale price for your current home.

Myth #3: A senior living community is too expensive.

This is a common misconception about senior living that simply isn’t true – especially at Rolling Green Village, a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Here, your monthly fee will cover most expenses, from your home to all maintenance and utilities, meals, services and amenities, wellness programs and activities, and higher levels of care – including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation – with our fee-for-service contract.

And you’ll never have to worry about hidden or surprise fees. Moving to a CCRC will help protect your life savings and provide all the financial security you need to live well.

Myth #4: I won’t feel comfortable.

You’ll no longer have to worry about the hassles that come with homeownership or seeking care elsewhere. Those two aspects of our community alone provide all the comfort you need for retirement. But on top of that, our staff and residents are a welcoming and friendly bunch. It’s easy to make connections and feel the kindness that comes from our Christian ideals.

You also get to customize your home with personal touches and breathe in the fresh air that sprawls across our 175-acre campus. If there’s ever anything you need to help make daily life easier or more comfortable, our team will be happy to make it happen.

Myth #5: I’ll lose my independence.

This common myth about senior living doesn’t hold up at Rolling Green Village. In fact, our lifestyle is quite contrary to this belief. Residents are encouraged to live life how they choose to, whether it’s participating in a wide variety of activities and social events or simply relaxing and taking advantage of the much-awaited downtime. 

This mentality doesn’t only apply to independent living either. Residents who need extra support also find the motivation to do as much as they possibly can on their own terms.

Myth #6: The food won’t be satisfying.

Wrong again. Our culinary team prioritizes exceptional, personalized service and provides nutritious, flavorful meals. Residents love getting to eat, drink, and socialize in a variety of dining areas, from our main dining room to The Café. Dining options are plentiful, and as an added bonus, snacks and beverages are available all day every day with a complimentary continental breakfast Monday through Friday.

Plan for a future that you’ll never have to second guess.

Our senior living community in Greenville, SC, provides older adults with the best in active, maintenance-free living and care. Learn more truths about the wonderful independent living lifestyle at Rolling Green Village when you schedule a personal tour.